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about the economy or about the environment? how would you describe it? >> it's less about the environment and more about the value created by combining airlines. there was no better opportunity in our view for our shareholders than for us to enter into this merger and investing in stand alone growth or returning to shareholders. two networks like that, creating one network that provides so much more to so many others. it will create a billion dollars a year in synergy and that goes to shareholders and we could not have created that independently. >> neil, from our perspective, at american we've completed what is the most successful restructure you are going iningn the airline industry and we negotiated a deal with doug that's sensible and owners of american will own 72% of the newly merged enterprise. >> finally your view of the economy right now and the notion the president expressed, that things are getting better, markets are storming back. and that in this environment, there is more room for the government to spend, more room for companies to look forward to what he ha
uncertain and unpredictable environment. it is the most dynamic and unpredictable i have seen in my over 36 years of service. unlike post-conflict drawdowns, where we have a termination of conflict due to a police treaty or a political decline of a superpower, instead today we have 81,000 soldiers deployed, including 50,000 fighting in afghanistan, and thousands of others in kuwait, in the horn of africa. over 91,000 soldiers are stationed in over 160 countries. we have been in a continuous state of war in the last 12 years, the longest in our history. but today, in my opinion, the greatest threat to our national security is the fiscal uncertainty resulting from a lack of predictability in the budget cycle, a series of continuing resolutions, a threat of sequestration hanging over our heads, our country's inability to put its fiscal house in order compromise is the full readiness of the joint force, army, and will impact our ability to provide our security to our nation. we have two problems as i sit here today. we have an immediate problem in fiscal year 2013, which has about eight months
do the reverse? >> what i say is that generally in the environment we're in thou, we're seeing a pick up in u.s. growth, pick up in chinese growth. we're starting to see a pick up in demand for key industrial commodities. i think at this point you're starting to see investors shift away from the cyclical commodities such as gold. >> it's shifting away from the nor defensive types of assets and even more in the commodities space moving more to the industrials. >> paladium, platinum up at seven-month highs. what is behind that? >> we're starting to see a pick up in growth in china and the u.s. the world's two largest economies. also you're seeing issues on the copper. there are a lot of problems in terms of getting these medals out of the ground. for platinum, 80% of it is produced in south africa. when you have labor issues, it has a big impact on supply. on the palladium side, we have the russian state slowing down substantially. it's stockpiled sales. you're seeing a squeeze -- >> supply side issues, as well. >> absolutely. and you're seeing a pick up in demand. that's been driving p
to their lower costs. but environment minister nobuteru ishihara has expressed his concern. ishihara says building now thermal power plants or expanding existing ones will push up greenhouse gas emissions. >>> people in beijing are struggling through a cloud of smog. a major cause is automobile emissions and one way to tackle the problem is to introduce electric vehicles. nhk's akihiro has the story. >> reporter: in beijing, the problem of air pollution is growing worse. a major source of the smog is the emissions from vehicles. >> translator: i think cars are responsible for most of the emissions in beijing. >> translator: if environmentally friendly cars catch on, i think the situation will improve. >> reporter: the pollution is prompting people to consider electric vehicles. beijing automotive group is one of china's five biggest automakers. it has ties with foreign companies such as daimler and hyundai. it is now stepping up its output of electric vehicles. this brand can produce 20,000 units a year. it has already sold 50 vehicles to a local taxi company and is setting up battery cha
surfaces, like doorknobs, phones, and computers. >> you are in an environment where surfaces touch many times. you have lots of chances to be infected. >> and this can make for a virtual petrie dish for viruses. >> i think i will go wash my hands as well. when it comes to vitamin d deficiency, a new study finds african-american and caucasian women should take the same dosages, although darker skin women tend to have lower levels of vitamin d, researchers found they do not need larger amounts of vitamin d to compensate. experts say they should follow the recommended guidelines according to their aid and medical conditions. coming up next, your maryland lottery pick 3 and pick 4 numbers, and another check on the forecast. first, a look at how >> carry angle from valley view farms is here to answer your plant questions. you have some beautiful orchids? >> this is a time where we see a lot of failure announces orchids come into bloom. these will come into bloom for four to six months. >> and the less is more when it comes to water in these? i learned that the hard way. >> absolutely. >> her
star appliances. on the list for tax-free items saving consumers money and helping the environment. you can buy them tax-free saturday february 16th through monday february 1th. >>> still to come, behind bars, police make an arrest -- >>> a long way home, a crippled cruise ship slowly makes its way back to port. the latest on the thousands of people trapped onboard. >> >> a lot of sunshine, a pretty mild day. i have heard that snowflakes may be in our forecast. the more complete version of that is still coming up. . >>> police make arrests in the murder case of a 15-year-old chicago girl who was shot days after performing at the president's inauguration. police say two gang members are charged in the death of pendleton. last month the men allegedly opened fire on a group of students sitting in the park. police think they mistook one of the students as a member of a rival gang. . >>> the cruise ship is being towed to mobile, alabama and is expected to arrive there thursday. >> >> hundreds of thousands will be letting the good times
, a political environment that could, in fact, i in danger and threaten the civil freedoms of the united states, if all of a sudden the american people demand a response that congress feels it must respond and civil liberties could be the first thing that goes overboard. you mentioned the national defense authorization act. i think it's a very legitimate concern. one of the principal focu focusf our advisory panel, principle focuses was whether or not and how you use the military in the homeland. if you create a panic or a stress environment in the united states, there is a danger that the executive branch will simply respond and use whatever resources are available to it without regard to law or restrictions such as -- which, of course, we know a doctrine that prohibits the use of military and homeland. it was one of the five principal focuses of our advisory panel, our concern over this type of environment. the ndaa, the national defense authorization act in fact in our view does begin to move the military into a domestic responsibility and into a domestic function. this is not good. and that
council to deal with emergencies more effectively. >> translator: i want to create an environment where we can properly discuss diplomatic and national security issues on a daily basis from a strategic viewpoint. that will enable us to deal with matters more swiftly and with stronger political leadership. >> abe was speaking friday with members of the council. they will discuss how they should gather and analyze intelligence. >>> a major japanese drugmaker will launch an enterprise that will develop a drug for hard to cure muscular dystrophy. it will receive money from a state backed organization and a private sector venture capital fund. executive executives said the innovation network corporation of japan will invest a total of $17 million in the new entity. the firm is to be launched next month. the executives say they'll develop a drug together with researcheses from kobi institution and other institutions. they aim to put a drug on the market by 2020. muscular dystrophy is one example of a disease that gradually weakens the muscles. the use of government money will attract attention t
that authorities can find out if it has harmed the environment. >> north korea is so poor. if the situation becomes worse, this city will be flooded with north korean refugees. >> the un security council has condemned the north korean nuclear attacks and said that they will take further action, but if new sanctions are to be introduced, they will have to employ china as the main backer. beijing will want to send a tough message to pyongyang, that this type of behavior will not be tolerated. and if the sanctions and not tough enough, they may get away with this nuclear attack. but if the sanctions are too harsh, north korea may lash out again. >> martin patients on the border between north korea and china. magazine editors have defended their decision to publish those of the duchess of cambridge on a private holiday. the royal family says the pictures are an invasion of privacy. six months ago the same italian government magazine published photos of the duchess on holiday in france. we are joined now by the australian women's day magazine, planning to publish the photos on monday. nick, what does th
. however environment minister has expressed some concerns. he says that building new thermal power plants or expanding existing ones will just push up greenhouse gas emissions. >>> the japanese government plans to give financial aid to businesses that are developing shell gas and other low cost energy resource. industry minister says the government is considering offering debt guarantees for such companies. >> translator: rising fuel costs account for half of japan's growing trade deficit. it's an urgent task for our country's economy to cut them down. >> he says natural gas is p produced in various countries. the cost of natural gas imports can also be reduced. >>> all right that is going wrap it up for the week in biz. here's the markets now. >>> the repercussions from the hostage crisis in algeria last month continue to be felt around the world. and nowhere is that more true than in japan. of the 39 foreigners who died ten were japanese nationals. their deaths have caused much sorrow and anger in japan and also serving as an inspiration to some people. we have more. >> reporter: he is
intense competitive environment. the name of the new carrier expected to be american airlines. >>> all right. that's going to do it for biz this hour. we'll see what's going on with the markets. >>> a people tested by politics and history. innovators whose technology spread about the world. artists who captured the imagination of audiences everywhere. these are the faces of south korea. nhk world updates you on what's happening across the peninsula wednesday and thursday here on "newsline." >>> in south korea men over the age of 19 must serve two years in the military. famous actors and singers are no exception. recently several korean stars now doing their required military service performed in a musical that turned out to be a big hit. ♪ >> reporter: the promise had a ten-day run in seoul. it's about the korean war started when north korea attacked the south in 1950. many actors and singers in this military musical actually serve on active duty right now. yunok, for example, led the k-pop group before he was drafted. service members like him are called entertainment soldiers. seven
i characterize as a slaughter of innocents, has a new environment. it is difficult, but that's not the way we should approach this. we're looking at common-sense measures. for instance let's ban the high capacity magazines. let's take a look at the loopholes in background checks. let's close them down. and then yes the assault style weapons should not be in civilian life. there are many people on both sides of the aisle who concur with that effort. yes, we should have mental health services. what we ought to be doing is listening to the families. listening to their stories listening to them as to what they believe their responsibility is in terms of moving forward. we are not talking about taking people's guns away. we are talking about some common-sense measures, which we ought to be able to pass in a bipartisan way in this institution. that's the way we need to approach this. it's not that it's a tough fight, that we need to climb a mountain, but we need to move on behalf of these families, and millions of families who have lost loved ones over the years. >> michael: i thin
with the annual state of the union address. on the environment, obama called on lawmakers to take action against global warming with a number of victims of gun violence in attendance, obama also urged congress to vote on new gun control measures, including background checks and bans on massive ammunition magazines. >> congress will not act soon enough to protect future generations. i will. i will direct my cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take now and in the future to reduce pollution, prepare our communities or the consequences of climate change, and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy. it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time this country has debated how to reduce them violence, but this time is different. overwhelming majorities of americans, american that believe in the second amendment, have come together around common- sense reform. >> president obama also called on congress to raise the federal wage and toation. in afghanistan, obama announced his plan to end the longest war in u.s. history by withdrawing half of the fo
that are better places to the entrepreneurs and others. >> we need to provide an environment that says we want you to do good business and create jobs but also going to support u.s. people in your own personal agendas to help your community and nation and someone. connell: what are you doing? >> united nations foundation made a commitment to entrepreneurs to help them stepped into not only their business but their philanthropy and using their technology and innovation to help solve global problems. connell: where are you making the most progress? are there surprising results? people would say go to the united states go to silicon valley there are plenty of entrepreneurs but are there other places where it is surprisingly you are seeing strong growth in entrepreneurs? >> in the development space is interesting, not just charity anymore but i am going to create some innovations that might save lives. if you look at malaria deaths have been cut in half in 11 countries in the last five years that is the cause technology of the long-lasting, entrepreneur created. connell: not just people throwing money
of the city, which was fountain square and environs. >> infrastructure. >> we had an infrastructure strategy. develop the banks, which is the river front. and begin to redevelop -- >> not your banks. the banks of the river. >> i was on board. >> the banks of the river. not the other banks. to your point, at the local level, a group came together, it was clearly in all of the stakeholders -- >> and that's a lot better than going to the federal government begging for that money and then the rest of the 49 states pay for it. >> it's all about leadership. if somebody has the courage, you know, to make a declaration about what winning might be, i think you'd be surprised at the number of americans that would stand up and stand behind it. >> so, a year ago, we'll just, you know, you did run. &g, we'd be remiss. >> three years ago. >> right. but a year ago, i looked at your successor and he was, i mean, there were -- did you make barbarians at the gate? who did you say made that up? >> eddie -- >> but he did and you got in trouble for saying it. anyway, for whatever reasons, mcdonald's was under as
? >> i think the white house has done quite a bit and frankly in today's political environment the truth is you always have to find something to complain about, something to throw rocks at, and border security just happens to be it for the time being or the conversation about the white house's essentially a statement of principles, so i think in the current environment something is going to get done. you can tell by all the activity. you can tell by the fact that tempers are high right now and all of that bodes well for the final passage of the immigration bill this session of congress. >> tempers, tension, clearly high and it is not always just about the specifics of the plan. let me play for you a clip of what senator mccain had to say on "meet the press." >> we're working together, republicans and democrats. by the way, he's had no communications with republicans on the issue unlike the previous four presidents i have dealt with. >> he is not happy about barack obama. he says he is not reached out to republicans, and what role do you think the president can and could most effectively
for environment, food and rural affairs has led these meetings with retailers and producers. we have agreed a tougher inspection regime, and have asked hospitals, schools and prisons to check with their suppliers that they are testing their products. as the honorable gentleman and the house know, yesterday the police and the fsa raided two premises, one in west yorkshire, the other in west wales, and as he said, if there has been criminal activity, there should be the full intervention of the law. we have also asked for meaningful tests from retailers and producers, and those will be published in full. he is right to say what he does. >> in a week when both sides of the house have celebrated the wonders of the united kingdom, i am delighted to discover that i now represent a midlands constituency. will the prime minister please join in celebrating a culture that touches both sides of the english-scottish border by celebrating cumbria day with us today? >> i am very much looking forward to joining my honorable friend at the celebration of cumbria day here in the house of commons. he is incre
10% of recent research involve the environment and prevention. the mental factors include radiation, pesticides, industrial pollutants, consumer products, drugs. a new study finds a gradual decrease in salt and take over a decade would prolong those by increasing heart disease and blood pressure. americans consume 3,600 mg of sodium the day. about 80% of sodium intake comes from so. we're talking about this gn bankers favorite meal. i gave birth to my daughter on may 18th, five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. romantic valentine's dinner. he is the chef and general manager of the gold coast. this is the way to my heart. today we're going to be doing our famous. i have my butter down in a hot pan. we have some holes sage leaves and ear. at home we can use the cut bacon. just want to chalk that up. i think it has a better taste. that is what gives the c
environment, make all of the jokes about cooking that you want. the fact of the matter -- that me time, is our time. >> let me ask you another question, cooking a scrambled egg, do you cook them hard and fast or let them cook slowly? >> it all depends on the pan. if it's nonstick, it's super high heat. you don't have to add a lot of butter to it the amount of fat will affect it and add holy water to it as well. >>> can't you just imagine -- how long did it take you to come up with spicing up married life? >> to honestest with you, 12 chapters, one for each month. it's only 12 chapters, but it took me about five years because i was compiling information from different studies, whether religious or secular about how to improve and strengthen married life. we finally released it on september of 2012, which just happened to be mom and dad's 50th wedding anniversary month. >> they got the dedication. >> they did. are you kidding me. >> how do you minister people through a cook book? >> it's a great question. i think when we eat, we think the purpose
into an environment where everyone is not lined up the way that you believe in think after time you suspect it to wear on you. i do not justify any one point out to kill someone else, but when you have been under stress and he had a lot of the motion and he wasn't good at expressing himself. >> williams says that she kind of expected this type of behavior and that dorner used to stress overwork. >> here is a live look outside at walnut creek. there is a lot of sunshine perry e. >> the san francisco mayor ed lee and community groups are standing up against domestic violence today. there hosting the 1 billion rising event. that is part of the global day of action to end violence against women and girls by encouraging congress to reauthorize the violent act ce against women act. >> attendees will gather at 11:00 this morning a delors part. the group will then dancers effort cisco mission district for attending a 1 billion rise campaigning at city hall at 4:00 this afternoon. >> president obama is hitting the road campaign style today to try to push you gently put forward in tuesday said of the union addr
significantly, down 7.3%, at $13.16 a share. talking about their environment, obviously, there's a tough environment trying to sell old-school books and compete with amazon. you talk e-readers, and that's putting them under pressure today and the nook. talk about the nook and outlook, they talk about a loss for 2013, more than expected, more than of a loss than they thought, and as a result, the stock is tanking. back to you. >> thank you very much, nicole. leapfrog jumping ahead. profit up 90% year over year, and sales rising 16% in the fourth quarter could be a 28% pop in full year revenue. john bash -- john barber, the ceo, you had earnings, down 20% in six months. what's wrong with the picture? >> well, it's actually 70% in 12 months -- >> you joined the company, i believe? >> two years ago. we had four of the top ten selling products last year. i'm a holder of leap frog and excited. i believe the market will have the opportunity in the near future. >> the company came up with the first leap pad, in i think, 1999 or so, surprised they didn't have the ipad, coasted on your coat tails,
to work in that environment because we don't have great intelligence on these organizations. we don't know what we are doing in afghanistan and we don't know what we are doing in iraq. islamic we don't know how to go in or how to get out. >> and we have learned that. >> one last question, since you have security clearance when you make a speech or write a book to you have to have clearance? >> who asked that question? i want to speak to you afterwards. i've never submitted any speech or article. this book was submitted these are suggestions or called for. i made some and provided footnotes to display with others and i challenged the ones that i thought had nothing to do with classified material and never heard anything again. laughter irca of 63 very much. [applause] >> a great way to leave it. [applause] >> thank you very much for the session. islamic we will have book signings and the library. >> former treasury secretary working on the u.s. financial crisis as well as his tenure as the president of the federal reserve bank of new york. a website for but recommendations and sales has lau
. their goal is a safer cleaner environment for everyone who uses the system. >> when it comes to the nonviolent acts, it's going to take three acts in 90 consecutive days to get a prohibition order. >> reporter: passengers have mixed reaction. >> i support dealing with criminals in whatever way they need to be dealt with, but i just hope that it doesn't carry over. for instance, i'm not a criminal and i wouldn't commit vandalism or anything, but now or another i don't want to be profiled. >> i'm worried about my rights, yes, definitely. >> this law would pretty much put people into -- i think it would be an outrage. >> if someone actually stabs somebody next to them or is involved in serious bad issues, i think that's absolutely reasonable to ban them as long as there is a process in place to make sure it's not something minor. >> reporter: one of the questions that's come up, can protesters be banned? officials say while they can take action against someone who interferes with trains, they tell us the law is not aimed at protesters. >>> shares of palo alto's tesla slipped
responded. they put out the blaze. the maryland department of the environment estimated how much fuel ran into back creek. no injuries have been reported. the cause is under investigation. >>> we go from cloudy, gray skies, to sunny, shiny, blue skies. here's a look at sky eye chopper 13. meteorologist bernadetteed woos is out back. and bob turk has the weather, updating our numbers. >>> it was a very warm afternoon. look now. still in the low 50s. lots of places. d.c. at 53. we're at 53. 50, pax river. cooler, but not even compared to normal. 43 out in oakland. now, there is precip headed our way. you look at radar, there is a batch of rain to the south. they had a little snow over portions of oklahoma and texas this morning. it will get somewhat colder tomorrow. and that could set the stage for some frozen precip. a little more on that, bernadette woods in the outback. bernadette? >> that's right. the storm is going to come in the form of rain. but as we head to the storm, it's going to change over to snow. it's going to be a sloppy mess,
and presidents don't create jobs. what we do is create a nurturing environment for jobs and part of that nurturing environment is the postal service and the ability to deliver six days or seven days a week some of the good services that are needed and demanded. but the heart of what we need to do to be part of that and are chairing environment is to provide certainty and predictability in the postal service needs to be able to offer that to their customers. and i think employees as well. one of the best ways to grow an economy is to provide certain predictability in the postal service and i leave this hearing today not discouraged, not ready to throw up my hands but he needs. i was encouraged and there's a good spirit in this room and there's a good spirit of cooperation within this committee. i think we have got a lot of partners that are going to help us solve this problem. our society changes and the world changes in which we live and operate. we are going to solve it for now and hopefully put it in place so is the world changes in the market changes and the people change we w
environment, it may not actually make the most sense. if you're paying less than 4% on your mortgage, if you can -- you can take that money and put it into retirement investing, you could make even conservatively 4%, 6%. that may be a smarter way to spend that savings. >> okay. what if i'm in debt? how do i deal with the debt issues and save for retirement? >> here's something that might be a little controversial. but you don't want to enter retirement with a lot of high priced debt. what we're talking about are credit cards, maybe student loans that you took on for your kids or auto loans. you want to pay that off. you might be paying 8% 10%, 12% on. that here's the controversial part -- maybe for a while you want to step back your retirement savings and put this money into paying down that debt. if you're paying 12% on debt that's going sap your retirement. nay off as soon as you can. >> donna rosato. thank you. >>> from saving your money to saving your strength. a ceo of an energy project explains why you might be more productive just by taking it easy. she'll explai
environment for everyone who uses the system. >> when it comes to the nonviolent acts, it's going to take three acts in 90 consecutive days to get a prohibition order. >> reporter: passengers have mixed reaction. >> i support dealing with criminals in whatever way they need to be dealt with, but i just hope that it doesn't carry over. for instance, i'm not a criminal and i wouldn't commit vandalism or anything, but now or another i don't want to be profiled. >> i'm worried about my rights, yes, definitely. >> this law would pretty much put people into -- i think it would be an outrage. >> if someone actually stabs somebody next to them or is involved in serious bad issues, i think that's absolutely reasonable to ban them as long as there is a process in place to make sure it's not something minor. >> reporter: one of the questions that's come up, can protesters be banned? officials say while they can take action against someone who interferes with trains, they tell us the law is not aimed at protesters. >>> shares of palo alto's tesla slipped lower today while the company fired back at
on the mind the security environment of china. >> okay. so i think we will leave it there, but we appreciate your insight your experience. that was a former south korean foreign minister joining us on the line. spelling out exactly what could happen over the next couple days. we did touch on it there, the role that china could play. the united states will be looking toward beijing to take a leadership role because of the influence that the chinese have over their closest friends, the north koreans. but right now we will say good-bye to our viewers in the united states. but for everyone else here at cnn international, we'll continue on with our coverage of this breaking news story. let's go to matthew chance who is live in beijing. for more on this, it is the chinese new year holiday. the place is closed down, you can shoot a cannon down the main street of beijing and not hit anybody. when can we expect something to come out of the government there? >> it's very difficult to say. >> a war in the gop. between donald trump calling karl rove a total loser and the dualing responses to the state o
% of business owners that were surveyed identified the current environment as a bad time to expand and political uncertainty topped the list for the reasons not to attempt economic growth. lee, a resident of muskogee, oklahoma, and president of acme corporation, said a lot of small businesses had to go in debt to stay afloat. he said now they can't make the money they need to to pay down debts due in large part the environment the government has created. i joined a small group of members in congress. i have faced unprecedented difficulties ensuring my business succeeded. i step on the floor of the united states house of representatives with a firsthand understanding how high the hurdles are for a business to succeed and just simply jump over. last month when president obama was sworn into his second term, i was reminded of something he said four years ago in his first inauguration. the president said, "the question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small but whether it works, whether it helps families finds a job at a decent wage, care they can afford or retirement tha
, the environment would be destroyed, the world would come to an end by us building that pipeline. you know, we're multiple decades past. it's worked very well. there haven't been those disasters that people claimed. but on top of that, i know my friend from louisiana mentioned the environmental impact, and, you know, that it makes sense, the pipeline is the safest way to move oil but on top of that, you have a choice and the senator from north dakota made it very clear, that is you get the -- to refine it in china or the u.s. i don't know about anybody here but i would bet we all agree between the environmental standards, we have a better environmental record than china does in refinery and refining of oil products. so it makes sense for us to do it here. on top of that, i know and, again, from alaska which people travel there not just for the jobs and opportunity but the beauty of alaska. we have more visitors who want to see the pipeline, to visit the pipeline. when i went down on a rafting trip you're in nowhere land. unbelievable beauty but one of the last things you see when you come down
. in this environment right now, how does this change? what should the president do? >> well, i think he's laid a proposal out there. i think it's a good proposal. i think in the end what'll probably happen is he'll get it through if he sticks to it and he'll negotiate. it might not be $9 an hour, but maybe it's 8.25ds an hour. look, if you're right there on the brink of making $7.25 an hour, a dollar an hour more might mean something to you. look, in new orlealouisiana, in where i live right now, they have a 9.5% sales tax. they're talking about raising it to 14% maybe. can you imagine what that does to a minimum wage worker down here? it just slaughters people. thank god we've got people that are willing to stand up and point out what's going on here, how you can help these people without having any effect on employment. i don't know why we haven't done this a long time ago to tell you the truth. >> let's talk about congress for a moment. today we saw officially just an unprecedented filibuster of defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. is this the worst you've ever seen in congress? >> well,
in this country in a lawless environment through a natural disaster or a riot, and the story was about a place called korea town. there are marauding gangs going throughout the area looting and robbing and raping. >> i'm sorry to be corrective, but korea town, we have checked with scholars of the 1992 riots in lasmth and the evidence for marauding gangs of rapists is pretty thin. who is lindsey graham describing here? >> exactly. there's an old and ugly tradition in this country of vilifying and creating these nightmare scenarios of roving basically black young men and brown young men as this violent, crazy criminal element and you have to arm yourself because gangs of them -- >> people like your husband, like your children. >> exactly. >> people like my children. >> exactly. meanwhile, brooklyn is one of the most gentrified communities in this country. places like redhook and places that used to be really impoverished and difficult areas are becoming quite gentrified and the people who live there are more yuppies, but even if they still were communities of color that were largely poor, demoni
to thank our chairman on the environment and public works committee, chairman boxer, for the briefing she held today with a number of scientists, including one who spoke specifically about the human health effects that we can see from climate change. climate change is threatening to erode the improvements in air quality that we have achieved through the clean air act. e.p.a. enforced emissions reductions have led to a decline in the number and severity of bad air days in the united states. these are the days that -- i know the presiding officer is familiar with because i'm sure they happen in connecticut as well as in rhode island -- where the air quality is so poor that it's unhealthy for sensitive individuals -- the elderly, infants, people with breathing difficulties -- to be outdoors. even healthy people are urged to limit their activities when out of doors. in rhode island, about 12% of children and 11% of adults suffer from asthma. both are higher than the national average. our rhode island public transit authority runs free buses on bad ozone days to try to keep car traffic down be
of 43% trust republicans with gun policy. on the issue of the environment, 55% trust president obama more. foreign policy, it is 51% to 37%. theresa, nevada. caller: regarding president obama using executive orders to go around the republicans in the house, i am all for it. i am aware that this is a two- party democracy and we need republicans to be reasonable working party, but they have not been. the president has no choice but to go around them. john boehner has walked away. i am frustrated and the country is frustrated, other democrats are frustrated and scared. i am scared of the things they're willing to do to our country. he is doing what he has to do. i am all for his proposals, all for clean energy and comprehensive immigration, i am for gun legislation. i am for all of them. i am center-left, that is progressive. i think the country is definitely going progressive. i do not understand where the republicans want to obstruct and go with their small mindedness and small government proposals that they think that they can push through on the american people that i do not think a
dialogue about communities and their work to promote better emotional health and creating environments for young people and their families to feel comfortable asking for help. and i'm counting on america's doctors to help lead these community conversations. the care you provide for your patience will always be your first job. but today there are many other ways for doctors to make a difference in peoples lives. starting contributing to the transformation over health care system. we have made great progress in the last few years. now i look for to working on the progress and creating a health system that patients, doctors and this country deserve. thank you all for what you do each and every day. [applause] >> when edith wilson's husband, president woodrow wilson suffered a stroke in office, her role as first lady changed. i myself have made a single decision to grant the disposition of public affairs. film decision that was mine was what was important and what was not come at a very important decision of when to present matters to my husband. >> c-span's new series first ladies come in
on how do we grow this economy. it did he make the environment better dealing with congress? you're getting ready for the sequester battle and the sequester battle on march 1 and for the democratic election in 2014, perhaps sweat a little bit, there are seven of them in the senate and up for reelection in red states and climate change, pushing some of these ideas probably don't sell that much in those states. >> you can add to that, gun control. one of the things that these red state democrats were going to go up for reelection in next year are scared to death about is precisely having to vote and here was obama saying over and over again, you deserve is vote. you want to be on the record. well, there are a lot of democrats who don't want to be on the record in all of these positions and i think he will-- i think he's looking for his legacy not looking for a senator here or there in the congress, he wants to be remembered for a man who changed america, that's what he said started with obamacare and now this litany of programs. you know, he says you can't cut your way to prosperit
expenses in line. you realize you get revenue by having a benign tax environment. most of the revenue comes from growth. if you want to see a vivid contrast, look at europe. their country has been dramatically raising taxes. they are going into ever deeper recession. japan is in recession. look at our own history. early 1980s. america had a great film. connell: what about our economy now? we have added jobs. a couple hundred thousand a month. this and that. will that be something that picks up for the rest of the year? they will have these debates in washington. some would argue because we start to cut spending more, that will only hurt growth. >> cutting spending actually helps the economy. the resources come through taxation, borrowing or printing of money. you are moving resources from productive people putting it in the hands of politicians and we know what happens about that. that year will be hurt by what we did in january. everyone got hit. connell: everyone did feel that. steve, thank you, as always. it may be time to say goodbye to honest abe. the penny, costing more to mint there
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